Alan Budikusuma

Alexander Alan Budikusuma Wiratama (born 29 March 1968, as Goei Djien Phang; Chinese: 魏仁芳) is a former Indonesian badminton player who excelled at the world level from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Alan Budikusuma
Personal information
Birth nameGoei Djien Phang
魏仁芳
Country Indonesia
Born (1968-03-29) 29 March 1968 (age 53)
Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's singles
Highest ranking1
BWF profile

CareerEdit

In 1991 he was runner-up to China's Zhao Jianhua at the IBF World Championships in Copenhagen. He won the 1992 Olympic men's singles gold medal at Barcelona, defeating fellow countryman Ardy Wiranata in the final. This achievement, together with a gold medal for his then fiancé Susi Susanti, was historical for Indonesia winning the first Olympic golden medals in 50 years history of the country. A crowd estimated at 500,000 to one million Indonesians lined the streets of Jakarta when Susi Susanti and Alan Budikusuma came home in August 1992 and received a two-hour parade.[1] Governor of West Java Yogie S. M. awarded him a honorary West Java citizenship following his victory.[2]

Among his titles, all in singles, are the Thailand Open (1989, 1991), China Open (1991), German Open (1992), Indonesian Open (1993), World Cup (1993), and Malaysian Open (1995). Budikusuma was a member of world champion Indonesian Thomas Cup teams in 1996.

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to Susi Susanti (王蓮香), a women's badminton Olympic gold medalist (also in 1992). Together they have three children Lourencia Averina, born 1999, Albertus Edward, born in 2000 and Sebastianus Frederick, born in 2003. Alan and Susi have a badminton club in Jakarta Utara. Alan Budi has a younger brother named Yohan Hadikusuma who is also a badminton player but representing Hong Kong.

AchievementsEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1992 Pavelló de la Mar Bella, Barcelona, Spain   Ardy Wiranata 15–12, 18–13   Gold

World ChampionshipsEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1991 Brøndby Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark   Zhao Jianhua 13–18, 4–15   Silver

World CupEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1995 Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia   Joko Suprianto 7–15, 15–11, 8–15   Silver
1993 Indira Gandhi Arena, New Delhi, India   Joko Suprianto 15–8, 17–16   Gold
1987 Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   Zhao Jianhua 13–18, 4–15   Bronze

Asian GamesEdit

Men's singles

Year Venue Opponent Score Result
1990 Beijing Gymnasium, Beijing, China   Yang Yang 14–17, 8–15   Bronze

IBF World Grand PrixEdit

The World Badminton Grand Prix sanctioned by International Badminton Federation (IBF) since 1983.

Men's singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
1997 Vietnam Open   Chen Gang 6–15, 15–9, 3–15   Runner-up
1995 Hong Kong Open   Hariyanto Arbi 18–13, 13–15, 4–15   Runner-up
1995 Malaysia Open   Ardy Wiranata 15–5, 15–8   Winner
1994 Grand Prix Finals   Ardy Wiranata 15–9, 7–15, 5–15   Runner-up
1994 China Open   Ardy Wiranata 15–10, 15–12   Winner
1994 Denmark Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 18–17, 4–15, 10–15   Runner-up
1993 Dutch Open   Poul-Erik Høyer Larsen 15–11, 5–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1993 German Open   Thomas Stuer-Lauridsen 5–15, 2–15   Runner-up
1993 Indonesia Open   Fung Permadi 15–10, 14–17, 15–4   Winner
1992 Grand Prix Finals   Rashid Sidek 9–15, 15–5, 7–15   Runner-up
1992 Thailand Open   Joko Suprianto 10–15, 15–10, 10–15   Runner-up
1992 German Open   Joko Suprianto 15–11, 15–2   Winner
1992 Korea Open   Wu Wenkai 7–15, 11–15   Runner-up
1991 China Open   Zhao Jianhua 7–15, 15–5, 15–12   Winner
1991 Thailand Open   Sompol Kukasemkij 14–17, 15–1, 15–10   Winner
1990 Thailand Open   Sompol Kukasemkij 11–15, 13–18   Runner-up
1989 Dutch Open   Eddy Kurniawan 15–7, 15–12   Winner
1989 Thailand Open   Sompol Kukasemkij 17–14, 15–8   Winner
1989 Swedish Open   Morten Frost 4–15, 4–15   Runner-up
  IBF Grand Prix tournament
  IBF Grand Prix Finals tournament

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Clarey, Christopher (June 25, 1996). "ATLANTA 1996 -- BADMINTON IN INDONESIA;This Is No Picnic: In Southeast Asia, Respect Rides on a Shuttlecock". The New York Times. Alan Budi Kusuma
  2. ^ "Susi Mendapat "Putra Utama"". Kompas. 18 August 1992. p. 15. Retrieved 27 June 2021.

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